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Institute of Advanced Study - reminder of remaining events for Michaelmas Term 2017

(30 November 2017)

The Institute of Advanced Study has a wide variety of events for Michaelmas Term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2017/18 ‘Structure’ programme. Most events, and in particular lectures, are free to attend and open to all.

IAS Fellows deliver a public lecture, co-hosted by their College, intended for a diverse audience, including staff, students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and members of the general public. They are free to attend - all are welcome.

The final of our Michaelmas Fellows’ public lectures will take place on: 

05 December 2017, 5.30pm, Senate Suite, University College
Dr Jörg Kreienbrock (Northwestern University, USA)
What is and to what end does one study Astronoetics? Explorations of Space after the Sputnik (Arendt, Blumenberg, Levinas)

For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34856

These lectures are free and open to all.

IAS Fellows’ Seminars

IAS Fellows also deliver a seminar within the IAS which is open to all staff and students. Places are limited and must be registered in advance via enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk 

The final seminars will take place as follows;

4 December 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Dr Andy Martin (University of Melbourne)
Studying the relationship between entropy and structure
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34845

11 December 2017, 1pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study
Dr Nicholas Aroney (University of Queensland) 
Structure and process in the explanation of federal systems
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34846

Places are limited at these lunchtime seminars and so any academic colleagues interested in attending, should contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

The Future of the University: Public Lecture series
Organisers: Institute of Advanced Study, and University College

We live in an age of uncertainty. Universities, in particular, live in an age of uncertainty. Descended perhaps from the Platonic Academy, universities used to be elite and autonomous institutions, both academically and socially.

In the face of a rapidly changing landscape, however, including Brexit, what is the university now for? What is it, what can it be, what should it be? University College Durham and the Institute of Advanced Study are jointly mounting a series of lectures over 2017-2018 by leading world figures on the university and political stages, who will deliver a public lecture in the Great Hall of the Castle. Speakers include Professor Stuart Corbridge; Professor Peter Coveney, and The Rt. Hon. the Lord David Willetts, amongst others.

These lectures are free and open to all.

Programme of The Future of the University: Public Lecture series commences November 2017.

The second lecture is as follows;

13 December 2017, 8pm-9pm, Great Hall, University College
Professor Peter Coveney (University College, London)
The Future of Scientific Research in U.K. Universities
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=34864

These lectures are free and open to all.

Details of future workshops to follow shortly.

For further information contact the IAS (enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk). 

Thematic Activities

14 December 2017, 4.15 - 5.30pm, Seminar Room 2, Department of History
Dr Monica Hellström (Durham University)
Structuring Knowledges: The monumental - literally - bureaucracy of Diocletian - Seminar
For further details, please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/events_listings/?eventno=37008